Social Anxiety conversations can be tricky.
It’s difficult to hold down a conversation when you have social anxiety but the more you overthink the situation, the more conversational mistakes you make.
So what kind of Social Anxiety conversations are you have likely to have had?
8 Social Anxiety Conversations
Them: “Don’t be so quiet, you should talk more”
Me: “Okay, well actually I was thinking maybe we could…”
Them: “OMG LOOK IT’S DAVE!! HOW HAVE YOU BEEN DAVE??!!” *spends the rest of the night talking to Dave*
Me: “Hey 🙂 XxxXxXxXxXxXxXxxxx”
Me: *Fine, you hate me, I’m obviously not good enough. Maybe if I was more interesting, maybe if I liked skydiving or books, or bands that are really cool right now, then you’d actually like talking to me.*
Them: “Hi, how are you doing?”
Me: *haven’t opened or replied to the message in 5 days so can’t like or post anything on facebook or they’ll think I can’t be bothered talking to them*
Me in another 5 days: “Oh hey, sorry I didn’t get your message I was busy doing really important things and stuff”
Me: “What shall we eat?”
Them: “I don’t know, I was thinking you could decide”
Me: “I’m suddenly not hungry”
Them: “C’mon let’s just climb over this gate instead of walking the long way round”
Me: “ummm, I can’t, my leg is broken” *tries to quickly break leg on a rock*
Them: *still typing after 5 minutes*
Me: *OMG they’re gonna tell me they never want to speak to me again. What did I do wrong? Did I say something? Do I talk too much? Am I annoying them? Urgh*
Them: “So are you coming to the party?”
Me: “No dude, I have other plans already. Soooooo bummed”
Me: *Stays in all night and watches Dexter*
Them: “Can you do this really scary social thing in 10 months time?”
Me: “Yeah, no worries. Plenty of time to prepare”
Me two days before the thing: “FUCK MY LIFE. FUCK MY LIFE. FUCK MY LIFE”
Do any of these resonate? What other awkward Social Anxiety conversations have you had in the past?